As Heard on NPR!
Jeffrey J. Mariotte read "Long Road Home" aloud at the KUAZ/NPR studios on the University of Arizona campus. After the producers added music and sound effects, the reading aired on the station's "Arizona Spotlight" holiday program, and was made available online. The short story offered in this e-book (approx 1200 words) is exactly as it appeared on the air, and includes a link to listen online or download the MP3 for free.
"Long Road Home" is a weird tale, not exactly horror but most definitely creepy and slightly dark. Jeffrey J. Mariotte is most known as a novelist and comic book writer, but his reputation for delivering excellent short stories, full of character and heart, is growing all the time.
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About the Author
Jeffrey J. Mariotte is the bestselling, multiple-award-winning author of more than sixty novels, including original thrillers Empty Rooms and The Devil's Bait; supernatural thrillers Season of the Wolf, Cold Black Hearts, River Runs Red and Missing White Girl; horror epic The Slab; and Stoker Award nominated teen horror series Witch Season; as well as books set in the universes of NCIS: Los Angeles, Deadlands, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, CSI, Supernatural, Spider-Man, Superman, Las Vegas, Conan, 30 Days of Night, Star Trek, and others. With his wife, writer Marsheila Rockwell, he's the author of the science fiction/thriller 7 SYKOS, and numerous works of short fiction. He is also the author of many comic books, including the original Western series Desperadoes, some of which have been nominated for Stoker and International Horror Guild awards. The miniseries Desperadoes: Buffalo Dreams was chosen as the Best Western Comic Book of 2007 by True West Magazine. Other comics work includes the bestselling Presidential Material: Barack Obama, an original miniseries based on TV series The Shield, original graphic novel Zombie Cop, the original miniseries Garrison and Fade to Black, and many more. He has held many jobs in the publishing industry, including bookstore manager and owner, VP of marketing at WildStorm Productions/Image Comics, senior editor at WildStorm Productions/DC Comics, and editor-in-chief at IDW Publishing. Currently, he's editor-in-chief at Visionary Comics and division chief at Visionary Books. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers and the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers. Learn more about him at jeffmariotte.com and follow him on Facebook at facebook.com/JeffreyJMariotte and on Twitter at @JeffMariotte.